Bern founded FADF in 1997 with her father, Dr. Mario Borja, and has worked in the SoMa for almost two decades. As director, she manages the Bayanihan Community Center, oversees the fiscal management of over a dozen programs primarily serving the Filipino community in San Francisco, and advocates for the overall needs of Filipino low-income seniors and families. She has served on several nonprofit Boards including the Veterans Equity Center, Tenant and Owners Development Corporation, and Alexis Apartments of St. Patrick’s Parish. Visit Bern at the Bayanihan Community Center.
(Words by Bern)